In 2008 the association launched a series of biennial symposia, held over several days, designed to encourage in-depth discussions of themes and issues relevant to the study of Islamic arts and cultures today. The symposia bring together established and emerging scholars to present new research from across the world. 

HIAA Biennial Symposia

Past symposia

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Webinar – Socio-spatial Marginalization in Islamic Contexts: Architectural Conditions and Active Approaches – October 27

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Shifting the Paradigm: New Studies in Islamic Art and Architecture  September 8-9, 2022

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Webinar – Black Muslim Portraiture in the Modern Atlantic – May 28

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"Fashioning an Empire: Safavid Textiles from the Museum of Islamic Art, Doha"  Conversation with the Curator

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HIAA Panel:  Research and Resources in Islamic Art History

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